Health and Wellbeing for Older People

Foundations for Practice


  • Anne Squire, Senior Lecturer, Public Health/Health Promotion, Teaching Fellow, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales, UK

This unique book provides one of the first and certainly the most practical approach to considering the needs of this population. It addresses important issues such as choice, partnership, and community development in order that health promoters can work with and alongside older people to ensure that their health needs are addressed. The text contains numerous examples of good practice and is intentionally interactive, encouraging practitioners to reflect upon and question the assumptions that they make about the health and life-quality expectations for which older people have the potential. Its pragmatic and practical approach encourages the reader to then address these issues in their own practice.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2315-6

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Section 1 Health Promotion concepts and older people. What affects the health of older people? The scope, goals and values of health promotion with older people. Who promotes the health of older people? Section 2 Facilitating health and well-being. Helping older people towards healthier living. Planning and evaluating health promotion with older people. Working in partnership with others. Using effective communication tools with and for older people. Section 3 Working with older people in different settings. Working with older people in community settings. Working with older people in hospital settings. Working with older people in residential settings. Section 4 The way forward: challenges in the promotion of health of older people. Life, work and livelihood in the Third Age. Resources. Index.